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*Do not cut off any piece of your body
*Do not cut off any piece of your body
== Equipment ==
*[[Acer 1440G Lathe]]
*[[Bridgeport Mill]]
*[[Brake|MHC Shear Brake and Roll]]
== Useful Sites ==
== Useful Sites ==

Revision as of 19:11, 26 October 2011

The machine shop

Content Needed!

Machine Shop wardens, tool-owners and users! Make this page more awesome and provide content about the voodoo you do so well!

Bench Grinder

Safety Notes

  • Do not use the bench grinder on aluminum as the aluminum flakes can trap heat in and cause the wheel to fracture.
  • Do not cut off any piece of your body


Useful Sites

Virtual Machine Shop

Information on a wide variety of machining operations.


G-Code Generators

CNC Halftone Wizard

Creates the g-code for creating a halftone interpretation of a PNG, JPG or GIF.



Written in python by Neil Gershenfeld of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, CAM.PY generates g-code tool paths for milling 2D and 3D objects. Useful in creating g-code for cutting PCB's.


Information on Gears

Timing Belts, Pulleys and Metric Gears

Info from Stock Drive Products/ Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI)



  • Please don't throw sheet metal, copper, or aluminum away. We recycle these.